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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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Dedicated to Crustaceans
The name sort of says it all. John Maier, our Brewmaster, wanted to create a beer that defied traditional style definitions. The result was a remarkably hoppy yet balanced and malty ale that quickly became a cult favorite in our Newport brewpub. But what was it? It was not quite a barley wine and not quite a double or imperial IPA. Who really cares about putting beers into narrow categories? Great beer is great beer - just drink it and enjoy!


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
From a bottle poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Strong bitter hoppy flavor with a lastig aftertaste.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3909) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle in Sommerhuset. Pours a clear golden with a small off-white head. Sweet with a mellow dryness. Aromas of caramel malts and sprucey hops. Also hints of peaches and alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Sweet and bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle split at Sentinel, thanks to James, 20/05/16. Hazed orange amber with a decent off white head. Nose is sweet toffee, light biscuit malt whisper, spice, booze tunes, fruit esters. Taste comprises bitter orange, sweet licks, caramel dollop, light earthy hop, honeycomb. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WaddlingPlatypus (112) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
750ml bottle. Pale orange with a fine white head. Hops, elderflower, and faint orange on the nose, with a hint of haylage. Smooth flavour with aspirin bitterness, citrus, floral notes, and haylage. Pleasing dry mouthfeel and warmth upon swallowing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2554) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Clear amber color, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, caramel, orange, sweet malts, light alcohol. Medium to full body, tastes about what you’d expect it to - a hopped up barley wine with a fair amount of sweetness. Semi chewy, grapefruit and orange flavors in finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (1774) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 5, 2016
Super strange aroma of candies, malty and sweet. Golden almost clear color. Perfect lacing. Taste also super weird. Sweet, licorice, malty. Sweetness is very nicely countered by bitterness. Big body, quite thick and dense. Very interesting brew!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11179) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2016
On draught during the "Fat Head’s Hits Bob’s Bar" event on 05/17/2016. Hazy orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to a wispy film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, malt and hops. Full-bodied with flavors of piney hops, caramel malt and citrus, The finish is fruity hops up front with a lingering toffee and malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle shared during welfare tour of the shires bottle from James cheers mate; clear golden yellow pour with a thin white head, big fruit aroma along with sticky toffee, taste has tangerine, some sweet toffee, quite chewy and thick, ABV is quite harsh.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (3028) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2016
On tap at P&P Charleston. Hazy golden with small white head. Malt aroma, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is malt and alcohol. Too much alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (3901) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2016
0,75l bottle brought by a friend from Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits, shared in a tasting. Pours thick hazy golden with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts, fruits, pine and hops. Flavor is creamy sweet malts, tropical fruits, pine, alcohol and hops. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a hazy medium reddish brown. Aromas of light fruit, hops, caramel malts, kind of medicinal. Flavor is to strong for me, big alcohol taste, malty with a spicy taste.


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